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The commons is the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. These resources are held in common, not owned privately. Commons can also be understood as natural resources that groups of people manage for individual and collective benefit. Characteristically, this involves a variety of informal norms and values employed for a governance mechanism. Commons can be also defined as a social practice of governing a resource not by state or market but by a community of users that self-governs the resource through institutions that it creates.


Boris Johnson's Brexit legislation poised to clear Commons hurdles after months of turmoil

Armed with an 80-strong majority, Mr Johnson fast-tracks the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) through Commons
Independent - Published

Brexit vote: Boris Johnson's bill passes first hurdle in Commons

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal has cleared its first Commons hurdle with a thumping majority of 124, putting the UK on course to leave the EU on 31 January.
Independent - Published

Videos for Commons

Nicola Sturgeon warns PM he can't "bludgeon" Scotland [Video]Nicola Sturgeon warns PM he can't "bludgeon" Scotland

Boris Johnson cannot "bludgeon" Scotland into seeing the world in the same way that he does, Nicola Sturgeon has said. She spoke with the Prime Minister in a phone call on Friday following the election..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

General Election 2019: How the night unfolded [Video]General Election 2019: How the night unfolded

Boris Johnson strengthened his grip on his Commons seat on a night which saw the Tories make gains across the country.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

General Election: Boris Johnson cheered into his constituency count [Video]General Election: Boris Johnson cheered into his constituency count

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at the Uxbridge count to a chorus of cheers. He is on course to secure a Tory majority in the Commons, according to the exit poll for the General Election.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published


General election: Boris Johnson's lead halved putting UK in 'hung parliament territory', latest poll reveals

Conservatives now only six points ahead of Labour, exclusive survey for The Independent finds - the minimum needed to deliver Commons majority
Independent - Published

MPs vote down bid to ram Brexit bill through Commons, throwing Boris Johnson's plans into chaos

Boris Johnson has suffered a spectacular blow to his Brexit plans after MPs voted down a bid to ram his deal through the Commons before Halloween.
Independent - Published

Brexit deal approved by Commons for first time as Boris Johnson wins vote

Moment of triumph for prime minister – seven months after Theresa May's deal was thrown out for final time
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson threatens to axe Brexit deal and demand election if MPs refuse to ram it through Commons in three days

Boris Johnson has threatened to pull his Brexit deal and force a general election if MPs delay the departure date for leaving the EU until January.
Independent - Published

MPs win bid to vote on second Brexit referendum in Saturday parliament showdown

MPs have won a key parliamentary vote paving the way for a Commons bid to secure a second referendum on Saturday.
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson: Voters attack 'unacceptable' suspension of parliament, as prime minister prepares to lock MPs out of Commons

Parliamentary sittings to be suspended for five weeks as Brexit crisis heightens
Independent - Published

Geoffrey Cox: Tory minister ordered to apologise for misleading MPs about income from rent

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has been ordered to apologise to the Commons for giving "wrong information" about the rent he receives from his London home.
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs and peers taking legal action to stop Boris Johnson from suspending Commons to allow no deal

Cross-party group of parliamentarians want Scottish court to rule before MPs return to Westminster in September
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson could face parliamentary majority of one after becoming PM, Tory MPs warn

Government insider predicts Conservatives' command of Commons will ebb long before 2022 election
Independent - Published

New prime minister could 'chicken out' of putting Brexit plan to Commons until autumn, under Tory plans

Theresa May thought to be planning valedictory appearance at prime minister's questions in late July – delaying her replacement's arrival
Independent - Published

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